Twenty Years Ago Today: Chief Turf Events of April 29, 1904, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-29


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Twenty Years Ago Today Chief Turf Events of April 29, 1904 Racing at Jamaica, Nashville, San Francisco, Union Park and Fair Grounds at St. Louis. Trainer Phillips brought nineteen of Fred Cooks horses to the Worth track yesterday, leaving seventeen at Louisville in charge of "Brown Dick." English Lad has grown into a big horse, evidencing plenty of heart. H? looks good all over and was much admired when he was l?d onto the track from the car. A. L. Aste, H. T. Griffin and jockey Otto Won derly also were arrivals at the Worth track. They came direct from the East, but only tarried long enough to have a glimpse at the horses in their respective strings. Griffin starts Bill Curtis in the Kansas City Derby tomor row and YYonderly will ride him. The Kansas City Jockey Clubs inaugural meeting, which is to be ushered in tomorrow, is the chief topic of conversation at Kansas City and, judging from the interest manifested, a big crowd wdl be in attendance. The Derby with its ,000 added money is the great attraction of the opening day and, although it has no great number of carded starters, the race should result in a good contest on account of the evenness of the field. The track, which is in bad condition on account of th ? recent floods, has dried out remarkably fast and but for a few soft places where it has been necessary to fill in it is bordering on fast. The grandstand and clubhouse are complete in every detail and as soon as a few crude places are smoothed over the entire plant will be ideal When L. V. Bells Collector Jessup won the Columbus Stakes, for which he was entered to be sold for ,600 yesterday at Jamaica, J. L. McGinnis, who ran second with Sweet Alice, bid the Bel Domino colt up to $.i.200 and got him, as Mr. Bells trainer. J. H. McCor-mick, declined to protect him at that figure. It was not so long ago that McGinnis, familiarly known around the clubhouse as "Jack," wa3 a clubhouse betting commissioner. He was successful in this line and soon had an ambition to be a horse owner. When some of John Sanfords horses were offered for sale one day Tribes Hill was sent out of the ring without drawing a bid. McGinnis went to Mr. Sanford later in the day and offered 00 for the Clifford colt. Tribes Hill proved to be more than an ordinary bread winner, for McGinnis proceeded to back him and he won race after race until it is said that he cleaned up 0,000 on the performances of the Clifford colt alone.

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